Breakthrough Groups

Don’t be trapped into thinking you’re the only one experiencing your current feelings, that no one understands, or that circumstances will never change! Bay Life's Breakthrough Support Groups provide safe, confidential, and caring environments where you can feel comfortable and safe talking about your struggles and grow toward wholeness.

During the "Safer at Home" season, Breakthrough groups will meet online utilizing Zoom technology. This is free software and can be used on any computer, laptop, tablet or phone. Tablets or phones will need to download the free Zoom app. For questions regarding using Zoom, email the Life Groups office, .


Fall 2020 Events

Breakthrough Events are one-time meetings around a specific topic and are now open for registration. These events may meet on campus if possible. If not, they will meet online using Zoom technology. Be sure to include your email in your registration for any updates we may need to send.

Surviving the Holidays: GriefShare

October 15, 2020 @ 7pm – 8:30pm | Workbook: $5

For those of you unfamiliar with GriefShare Surviving the Holidays, it is a seminar for people who have lost a loved one in death and are wondering how you will deal with the emotions you will face this holiday season. This seminar will share tips on how to survive social events, ways to give your kids a good holiday experience, and how to discover hope for your future.

Surviving the Holidays: DivorceCare

October 18, 2020 @ 10:30am – Noon | Workbook: $5

In addition to our weekly DivorceCare group, we will be offering a special one-time seminar entitled DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays which is specifically for individuals who are separated and/or divorced and wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas. This seminar is for you if you are dreading the holidays knowing that everything has changed and happy memories from past years can't be recreated. At this seminar you will learn how to deal with emotions you will face during the holidays, helpful tips for surviving social events, ways to give your kids a good holiday experience and how to discover hope for your future.

Details for any open group, class or event can be found at baylife.org/groups. For more information, or to register,

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Fall 2020 Groups

Fall Breakthrough Groups will meet online using Zoom technology. For additional information about using Zoom, go to Life Groups Frequently Asked Questions and checkout "How to use Zoom".

DivorceCare

Sundays, August 23 – November 22 @ 10:30 – 12pm | Workbook: $15

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you may feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. The emotional damage cuts to the soul. True healing for this kind of pain can only come from God’s presence in the life of the person experiencing it. DivorceCare groups are Christ-centered and meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each DivorceCare session has two distinct elements: During the first 30–40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. After viewing the video, DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in the video and what is going on in their lives. You don’t need to walk alone on your journey toward recovery and healing.

GriefShare

Thursdays, August 20 - November 19 @ 7pm – 8:30pm | Workbook: $15

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Our Grief Share groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each Grief Share session has three distinct elements: video seminar with experts, support group discussion with focus, and personal study and reflection.

Overcoming Emotions that Destroy

Thursdays, September 10 - November 19 @ 7pm – 8:30pm | Workbook: $15

How do you deal with those angry feelings we all experience? Do tensions and day-to-day frustrations result in stressed interactions with your loved ones? Anger is an emotion we all can relate to, but it doesn’t have to be an uncontrolled, negative emotion. In this series, Overcoming Emotions that Destroy, you will identify if you are a Spewer, Leaker or Stuffer. You will learn the difference between good and bad anger, how to gain control of it, and how to use it in constructive ways. This no-nonsense, practical series will give you practical Biblical tools to express your anger appropriately and deal with those who express their anger against you.

Boundaries

Thursdays, September 10 - November 19 @ 7pm – 8:30pm | Workbook: $15

Do people take advantage of you? Do you have trouble saying no? Or perhaps you have trouble ‘hearing’ when someone tells you ‘no’. In this group you will learn about a simple concept that can change your life: healthy boundaries. Boundaries are personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and influence all areas of your life. For example, physical boundaries help you determine who may touch you and under what circumstances. Mental boundaries give you the freedom to have your own thoughts and opinions. Emotional boundaries help you deal with your own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others. Spiritual boundaries help you distinguish God’s will from your own and give you renewed awe for your Creator. Using the Boundaries book by Drs. Cloud and Townsend, this group will show you how to bring new health to your relationships. You will discover firsthand how sound boundaries give you the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.

Details for any open group, class or event can be found at baylife.org/groups. For more information, or to register,

click here


About The Group Leader

As coordinator for the Breakthrough Support Group Ministry, Genevieve LoCicero and her team have facilitated a variety of groups. She has a heart to reach people that are hurting in all different areas. Her willingness to offer help and hope gently yet persistently through Breakthrough speaks well of her heart for the troubles of others. Breakthrough services are guided by Romans 12:1-2 which exhorts us to renew our minds. By doing so, we are able to live in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. Renewing our mind impacts emotions which in turn impacts behaviors and results in a life changed.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.  - Romans 12:1-2

For more information about any of our Breakthrough groups and events, contact Genevieve LoCicero,